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Jerusalem in the time of the crusades [electronic resource] : society, landscape and art in the Holy City under Frankish rule /
Adrian J. Boas.
imprint
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
description
xv, 272 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
0415230004
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
isbn
0415230004
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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8126947
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 252-264) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-07-01:
Since this book is largely descriptive, one assumes that Boas (archaeology, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem) has a general audience in mind. The overall idea is to take the reader on a walking tour of Crusader Jerusalem, to point out extant architectural and decorative remains, and to indicate where structures now disappeared may have stood. On a live tour an audience knows where it's walking. When the tour is purely conceptual, an audience requires good street maps. Boas begins well, offering a detailed city plan of Crusader Jerusalem. The problem is the absence of insets. Clarity demands that relevant portions of this map be reproduced in the sections where quarters and their monuments are discussed. Such graphic aids are necessary to clarify and coordinate discussion of sites and their locations. Occasionally, modern street names are mentioned, along with places on medieval maps. For ease of comprehension, there should have been maps that correlate modern with medieval streets. The medieval maps should have been reproduced as line drawings accompanied by translations of the Latin, not simply as pretty pictures with Latin place-names. The reader is not well served. J. W. Nesbitt Dumbarton Oaks
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Main Description
Adrian Boas's combined use of historical and archaeological evidence together with first-hand accounts written by visiting pilgrims results in a multi-faceted perspective on Crusader Jerusalem. Generously illustrated, this book will serve both as a scholarly account of this city's archaeology and history, and a useful guide for the interested reader to a city at the centre of international and religious interest and conflict today.
Main Description
Serving as both a scholarly account of Jerusalem's archaeology and a useful guide for the interested reader, this work illuminates the turbulent past of a city which is both medieval in appearance and a modern city at the center of international and religious interest. This expansive new work examines the history of the city and its unique society as well as presents archaeological evidence for Crusader Jerusalem.
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Adrian Boas's combined use of historical and archaeological evidence together with first-hand accounts written by visiting pilgrims results in a multi-faceted perspective on Crusader Jerusalem.Generously illustrated, this book will serve both as a scholarly account of this city's archaeology and history, and a useful guide for the interested reader to a city at the centre of international and religious interest and conflict today.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Adrian Boas's combined use of historical and archaeological evidence together with eye-witness accounts written by pilgrims who visited the city results in a multi-faceted perspective of Crusader Jerusalem.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Abbreviations Used in the Notesp. xiii
Chronological Summaryp. xiv
Jerusalem in the Crusader Periodp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
The Medieval Cityp. 3
The Physical Settingp. 5
Background to the Crusader Periodp. 8
Administrationp. 21
Events in the Life of the Cityp. 30
Education and Intellectual Lifep. 34
The Populationp. 35
The Physical Remains of Crusader Jerusalemp. 41
The Fortificationsp. 43
The Citadelp. 73
The Royal Palacesp. 79
The Quarters of the Cityp. 83
Outside the Wallsp. 94
The Churches and Monasteriesp. 102
Streets and Squaresp. 134
Marketsp. 142
Other Public Worksp. 156
Urban Industry, Crafts, Trades and Institutions of Commerce and Financep. 165
Private Spacep. 169
Water Sources and the Communal Water Supplyp. 171
Sewage and Drainagep. 178
Burial Inside and Outside the Cityp. 180
Art and the Crusader Legacyp. 189
Medieval Art in Jerusalemp. 191
Jerusalem in Medieval Artp. 199
Conclusionp. 202
Notesp. 204
Sources and Bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 265
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